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Iraqi man arrested in US for trying to assassinate George W. Bush


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Suspect Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52, was detained by the FBI today and appeared in federal court

George W Bush in 2003.J. SCOTT APPLEWHITEAP
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An Iraqi man was arrested on Tuesday in USA for allegedly plotting to assassinate former US President George W Bush (2001-2009) for the suffering caused by the invasion of Iraq.

According to a statement from the Department of Justice, the suspect Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab52, was arrested today by the FBI and appeared before a federal court, where he was accused of an immigration crime and of having been an accomplice in a plot to kill Bush.

Shihab supposedly traveled to Dallas (Texas) last February to stake out Bush-related locations, and a month later he met with other cronies in a hotel room in Columbus, Ohio to view samples of firearms and police uniforms.

According to the indictment, the Iraqi entered the US in September 2020 with a visitor’s visa and in March 2021 he applied for asylum with the US citizen, a lawsuit that is still pending resolution.

During this time Shihab has lived in Columbus and in Indianapolis (Indiana)and has worked in markets and restaurants.

The court documents indicate that the defendant also tried to illegally bring Iraqis to the US to carry out his plan.

Specifically, in August 2021, he allegedly tried to smuggle into the country an individual he thought was Iraqi, but was actually a FBI-orchestrated hoaxin exchange for the payment of 40,000 dollars.

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The indictment adds that Shihab planned to bring four Iraqis to the US with the aim of assassinating Bush and intended them to flee across the border with Iraq. Mexico once the former president was dead.

Shihab faces a possible life sentence for allegedly planning to assassinate the former president and 10 years in prison for the immigration crime he has been charged with.

Before the indictment was made public, the magazine Forbes He had revealed that the FBI was investigating Shihab for this plot and explained that this body was put on the Iraqi’s trail thanks to two informants and the surveillance of his account. WhatsApp.

Forbes, who had access to the FBI search warrant, stated that the Iraqi would be linked to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS).

Bush’s chief of staff, Freddy Fordsaid in a statement published by US media that the former president “trusts the world, the Secret Service of the United States and in the security and intelligence communities.

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